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Any Alzheimer's Breakthrough Could Bypass Millions
Even if researchers were to find a groundbreaking new treatment for Alzheimer's disease, millions of people might not benefit from it, new research reveals. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Accountable care the art of the possible: an eight step guide to accountable care
This report is based on discussions at a roundtable event to find out what advice NHS trusts needed in order to progress towards accountable care systems and organisations. It sets out eight steps and key considerations to help trusts work more closely with partners. The eight steps identified are: phasing, partners, governance, contracting, funding, organisational form, enablers and competition (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacterial infection WARNING: A simple scratch could cause THIS rare and deadly condition
TOXIC shock syndrome symptoms includes shedding skin, blood pressure dropping, and even heart failure. It ’s a rare, but potentially lethal, bacterial condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema babies' risk of asthma predictable at one
A study by McMaster University in Canada found having eczema alone does not raise asthma and allergies risks. But infants with a certain anitbody are at higher risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack risk: Sleep deprivation linked to poor cardiovascular health
HEART disease risk could be increased by not getting enough sleep, scientists have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Penis can naturally curve with age but can be a disease
Some have a bent penis for a harmless reason and age can make it more noticeable, according to Dr Matthew Mintz from Maryland, US. But a curve is a sign of Peyronie's disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Exercise may protect you from glaucoma
The results of a new study show that people who engage in moderate- to vigorous-intensity exercise have a 73 percent lower risk of developing glaucoma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What you can and can't eat on the bland diet
The bland diet is a diet where people consume soft foods that are easy on the digestive system. Included is detail on studies and whether the diet is safe. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Gun Sense or Non-sense? Gun Sense or Non-sense?
These days, the only limiting parameter to gun ownership seems to be how many people you wish to kill in a brief time, says Dr Lundberg.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Researchers to Men With Prostate Cancer: Avoid Whole Milk Researchers to Men With Prostate Cancer: Avoid Whole Milk
The unequivocal advice was offered in the conclusion of a new study of food and prostate cancer recurrence. Another expert disagreed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

The efficacy of public health spending
This research note examines the spending, access and cost effectiveness of four areas of public health spending across the UK: smoking, physical health, obesity and alcohol. Respectively, it entailed asking about interventions and programmes for adults across the UK which sought to reduce or stop their smoking, take up sport, reduce their weight and diminish their alcohol intake. In England, these are non-statutory areas of spending. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Leaf Wonder' In A World Of Changing Forests
Together, aesthetic awareness and scientific analysis puts us in direct, sensory relationship with the forest and gives us the ability to understand what we see, says author David George Haskell.(Image credit: Denis Tangney Jr./Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David George Haskell Source Type: news

New chief of Global Fund says accountability is "imperative"
The new executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria says he is committed to ensuring the group is as transparent as possible about how billions of dollars are dispersed to fight the three killer diseases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

American Heart Association president has heart attack
American Heart Association President John Warner suffered a heart attack during the organization's annual conference in Southern California, where he spoke about his family's history with heart disease. Warner, vice president and chief executive of UT Southwestern University Hospitals in Dallas, was recovering after what the American Heart Association called a “minor” episode Monday morning at the organization's Scientific Sessions, […]Related:FDA warns of ‘deadly risks’ of the herb kratom, citing 36 deathsHow we got the story about monkeypoxThese scientists say you&r...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health matters: preventing infections and reducing antimicrobial resistance
This professional resource outlines the importance of infection prevention and control and how it can contribute to reducing antimicrobial resistance. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trials We Did, Trials We Should Do Trials We Did, Trials We Should Do
Dr Walton-Shirley reflects on some major studies presented at AHA 2017 and offers a further way to approach each one.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Can Treating Gum Disease Help With Blood Pressure?
Aggressively treating gum disease may help lower blood pressure in people at high risk for high blood pressure, according to new research. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should Medical Schools Eliminate Lectures? Should Medical Schools Eliminate Lectures?
The University of Vermont Medical School has eliminated lectures in favor of active learning. Will other medical schools follow?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Commissioning children's palliative care in England: 2017 edition
This report describes what CCGs and local authorities are claiming they do to plan, fund and monitor care for the 40,000 children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions in England. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes Linked to All-Cause and Sudden Death in the Young Diabetes Linked to All-Cause and Sudden Death in the Young
Over a 10-year period, all-cause death and sudden cardiac death was disproportionately higher among people with diabetes aged 1 to 49 years than those without diabetes, a study from Denmark shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Acorda reports five deaths in Parkinson's trial, shares plunge
(Reuters) - Acorda Therapeutics Inc said on Wednesday five people died in its Parkinson's disease drug trials, and it would stop enrolling new patients in two long-term safety studies, sending its shares down 34 percent in early trade. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure
Medical guidelines have changed, and now about half of Americans may qualify for the diagnosis of hypertension. Here ’ s what to do about it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Blood Pressure Salt Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Diet and Nutrition Heart Hypertension Source Type: news

Court gives go-ahead for minimum alcohol price in Scotland
Britain's Supreme Court has given the go-ahead for the introduction of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland _ a watershed moment for public health advocates alarmed at the level of abuse (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

STPs: Destined to fail or the road to better care?
The report, “ 2 External 0 0 0 STPs: Destined to fail or the road to better care? false http://www.hcsa.com/media/102332/STPs-Destined-to-Fail-or-the-Road-to-Better-Care_.pdf true false%>”, highlights the structural barriers that have prevented medical scrutiny of the plans. The key themes covered in this research were: hospital clinicians'knowledge of the STP process; clinicians'engagement in the STP process; clinicians'views on the impact of STPs. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PRAGUE-18 Hints at Risk-Based Personalized DAPT After STEMI-PCI Discharge PRAGUE-18 Hints at Risk-Based Personalized DAPT After STEMI-PCI Discharge
Those who substituted clopidogrel for prasugrel or ticagrelor to avoid their steep out-of-pocket expense in the Czech trial, a lower-risk group as it turned out, didn't have more ischemic events.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Diabetes Driving Breast Cancer Up in Black Women?
Type 2 diabetes may increase the risk for an aggressive type of breast cancer among black women in the United States, a new study finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Behavioral Design Teams: The Next Frontier in Clinical Delivery Innovation?
This item explores how BDTs could be applied to clinical care delivery and review models for integrating these teams within health care organisations. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes warning: Having THIS birthday is linked to increased risk of symptoms
DIABETES risk is known to be higher in those who are overweight, but new research suggests that when your birthday falls in the year may also affect whether you will suffer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health at a Glance 2017: OECD Indicators for the UK
This report provides the latest comparable data and trends on the performance of the UK health system. The overall health of British people is similar to the OECD average, considering life expectancy and other general measures of health status. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: No problems found in veins of Ohio inmate
Ohio says no problems were found with veins of sick inmate who will be provided a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he's put to death (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Top Anti-Opioid Meds Are Equally Safe, Effective
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Opioid Abuse and Addiction (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Untangles Disparity in Colon Cancer Survival Rates
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Colorectal Cancer, Health Disparities, Health Insurance (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Accountable care the art of the possible
This report provides useful advice and sets out eight steps and key considerations to help trusts as they seek to work more closely with partners. The eight steps are Phasing, Partners, Governance, Contracting, Funding, Organisational form, Enablers and Competition. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Data security and protection for health and care organisations
This document sets out the steps all health and care organisations will be expected to take in 2017/18 to demonstrate that they are implementing the ten data security standards recommended by the National Data Guardian, and further details regarding the assurance framework for April 2018 onward. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Embedding a culture of quality improvement
Leaders need to engage with staff, empower frontline teams to develop solutions, and ensure that there is an appropriate infrastructure in place to support staff and spread learning. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childbirth is killing black women in the US
In the US, black women are about three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy or delivery complications than white women. One mother opens up about surviving and fighting for others. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Low-Dose Aspirin Right for You After Surgery?
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Blood Clots, Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scotland becomes minimum alcohol price trailblazer in bid to boost public health
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland is to become one of the first countries in the world to introduce minimum alcohol pricing in an attempt to tackle a worsening public health problem with binge drinking. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Figures reveal dire trend in Afghan opium production
Joint survey released by United Nations and Afghanistan's government shows production almost doubling last year (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senate GOP to add Obamacare mandate repeal in tax bill
Senate Republicans say they have the votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate. The Obamacare law requires Americans to have health insurance or pay a penalty. Nancy Cordes reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic shock syndrome: How a simple scratch could cause a rare and DEADLY condition
TOXIC shock syndrome symptoms includes shedding skin, blood pressure dropping, and even heart failure. It ’s a rare, but potentially lethal, bacterial condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pioneers Of High-Quality Near Beer Are Banking On Non-Drinking Binges
Even if you're staying sober, sometimes you might just miss the taste of a really good beer. But the market for high-end booze-free brews has gone largely untapped. That's starting to change.(Image credit: Koen Van Weel/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maanvi Singh Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is burning mouth syndrome?
Burning mouth syndrome causes a painful burning sensation on the tongue or in the mouth. Learn more about the potential causes in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

Acorda halts enrollment in Parkinson's trial, shares plunge
(Reuters) - Acorda Therapeutics Inc's shares plunged 34 percent on Wednesday after the drugmaker said it had paused enrolling patients in two key trials testing its Parkinson's disease drug following patient deaths. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bayer hires new blood to stem 'Amazon effect' in consumer health
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German drugmaker Bayer has hired the head of Nestle's baby food business to help it reverse a drop in revenue from consumer health brands, which often fail to appeal to buyers on Amazon and other online platforms. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How does your child's screen time measure up?
It's not unusual for children to sulk or throw a tantrum when parents demand they switch off the television or put down the phone, but for parents, what's on that screen -- or how long a child has been staring at it -- is the bigger worry. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating nuts makes you more intelligent, study finds
EATING nuts could make you more intelligent, have a better memory, and get better after illness quicker, a study has revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inviting Patients to View and Add to Visit Notes Holds Promise Inviting Patients to View and Add to Visit Notes Holds Promise
Experts agree that allowing patients to contribute to their visit notes in their EHR would enhance communication and encourage patients to participate in managing their conditions more effectively.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

WATCH: Digital pill that 'talks' to your smartphone approved for first time
The pill can sense when it is swallowed and communicate with your phone. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Digital pill that 'talks' to your smartphone approved for first time
The pill can sense when it is swallowed and communicate with your phone. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news